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Johansson Projects presents New Document

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Johansson Projects presents New Document

2300 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
December 15th, 2011 - January 21st, 2012
Opening: December 17th, 2011 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://johanssonprojects.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
kimberly@johanssonprojects.com
PHONE:  
510.444.9140
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Sat 12-6; or by appointment
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

There is a new rectangular viewbox into understanding what it means to be human. Johansson Projects presents New Document, where our expanding visual literacy provides a schematic history of the materials and methods employed by artists Andrew Chapman, Matthew Draving, Hunter Longe and Hugh Zeigler. Temporal interpretations are generated and informed by our relationship to a computerized environment. Age-old descriptive terms such as layering, cropping and rendering take on new connotations when properties from the world of screens are engaged within the work. Windows, gridded matrices, split-screens and drop-shadows append idiosyncratic cues to our visual vocabulary and become an inherent aspect of making and viewing objects. Gesture extends from the brushstroke to encompass video compression, 3-d rendering, and a multitude of printing methods as the artists excavate through non-linear layers of medium and mediation.

Show runs December 15-January 21, 2012
Opening Reception: December 17, 3-5pm